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Camouflaged Missiles Fired from Underground during Iran War Games

Camouflaged Missiles Fired from Underground during Iran War Games

Day two of the final phase of major war games by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) saw ballistic missiles fired from deep inside the ground.
Iran Begins Final Phase of Major War Games in Strait of Hormuz

Iran Begins Final Phase of Major War Games in Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has commenced the final phase of major military drills codenamed “The Great Prophet 14.”
Bahrakan; The Biggest Fishing Port of Iran 16

Bahrakan; The Biggest Fishing Port of Iran

Located in Hendijan, southern Iran, Bahrakan is known as the largest fishing port in the country.
US ‘Deliberately’ Downed Iranian Airliner in 1988: Foreign Ministry

US ‘Deliberately’ Downed Iranian Airliner in 1988: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the United States “deliberately” shot down the Airbus A300-B2 plane belonging to Iran’s flag carrier Iran Air in 1988, which killed all the 290 on board.
Iran Starts Building Major Pipeline as Safe Way for Oil Exports

Iran Starts Building Major Pipeline as Safe Way for Oil Exports

The Iranian president says the national pipeline project launched on Thursday to carry oil as an alternative route for the Strait of Hormuz serves as an important message to those that have imposed sanctions on the country.
Iran to Cut Dependence on Hormuz Strait for Oil Exports via 1,000-km Pipeline

Iran to Cut Dependence on Hormuz Strait for Oil Exports via 1,000-km Pipeline

The Iranian president says Iran is building a major pipeline to transferring oil from west of the Persian Gulf to its east, cutting dependence on Hormuz Strait for oil exports.
Iranian Cargo Vessel Behbahan Sinks in Iraqi Waters

Iranian Cargo Vessel Behbahan Sinks in Iraqi Waters

An Iranian cargo ship en route from the southern Iranian port of Khorramshahr to Iraq’s Umm Qasr Port capsized and sank in the Iraqi waters.
All Persian Gulf Countries Duty-Bound to Ensure Regional Security: Iran DM

All Persian Gulf Countries Duty-Bound to Ensure Regional Security: Iran DM

Iran’s defence minister says security in the Persian Gulf will be in the common interest of all regional countries.
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Over 110 Missile Boats Delivered to Iranian Naval Forces

112 military boats have been delivered to the Islamic Republic’s naval forces during a ceremony held in the port city of Bandar Abbas. 
Iran Says Will Contonue Regular Naval Missions in Persian Gulf

Iran Says Will Contonue Regular Naval Missions in Persian Gulf

An Iranian military official says the Islamic Republic of Iran's naval units will continue their regular missions in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman as before despite the US Navy's latest directive.